Lotus

Slowdown and HighLucyNation Presents

Lotus

JackLNDN

Wed 2/22/17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$22 ADV/$25 DOS

This event is all ages

Lotus
Lotus
Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the county and playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country's best theaters, intimate clubs or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses. The band's new album, Eat the Light, is a first for Lotus - an album with vocals on every song. Guest singers appear throughout ranging from soulful to indie and electronic to rock. The tracks bubble with contagious dance energy and blast into orbit with sing-along choruses. The tightly produced yet raw grooves recall sounds of The Talking Heads, Jamiroquai, and LCD Soundsystem.
JackLNDN
JackLNDN is one part classical technician and two parts main room club surgeon. He's simultaneously a mixture of centuries of European musical heritage and a sneak preview of the future. As a producer and DJ, he has quickly established himself as a character whose work is quickly drawing attention for its freshness and whose potential is seemingly endless. In his twenty years on earth, LNDN has spent more time performing and playing music than most do in a lifetime.

Born in the early 90s, Londoner Jack Aisher spent the majority of youth attending Windsor Castle for the Queen. He rigorously trained in classical music, developing a slew of skills: choral singing, conducting, writing, and performing cello, piano and guitar. The immersive education required performing at "8 events a week, 14 hours of rehearsals a week and 30 minutes of training every day before breakfast. It was like boot camp," he admits, "but so rewarding."

Then, he met dance music. On a holiday to Ibiza with a friend, LNDN, a teen, experienced proper clubbing for the first time. He reveals, "We didn't really know what to expect. I went to a club – saw Fatboy Slim at Space. He was standing in for Carl Cox. Every night I went to every single club. Then I started looking hard at the scene," and began DJing from there.

On his first DJ gig: "I blagged my way into the job – it was a week before NY in Switzerland – I was just talking shit. I learned the basics of DJing in a week. Another guy from a bigger club liked what he heard and asked me to be their resident. It was a ski resort."

When the ski season finished, he returned to London and was intent on experimenting in the studio and as a DJ. He entered the British Student DJ Championships and got invited to the finals in Ibiza. Soon after, he began spinning student nights at Fabric and hosting his own weekly nights. He has a photographic memory when it comes to records. He "knows every record inside and out" and would "never play a record he doesn't know, like some track he just downloaded that day and hasn't even listened to yet." He may be young, but he has the elder sense of purism usually reserved for jocks twice his age.

"Doing shows in my hometown was a huge deal for me" he confesses. "I was in the booth with some of my heroes watching and learning new tricks all the time". LNDN has already shared stages with; Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Sub Focus, Kissy Sellout, Ms Dynamite, Doorly, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Mistajam, Skream, Nero, Example, Jaguar Skills, Crookers, Sinden, Zomboy, Joy Orbison and a fair few more.

On the production side, he started gleaning tips from friend Harry Wolfman and combined that with his knowledge of Logic and other bits of his training. Ever since, he has been slaving away in the studio, developing a variety of his unique strains of dance music. The linchpin of the sound has always been house, but filtered through an ever-evolving set of lenses: progressive, pop, jazz, and beyond.

Young JackLNDN is now poised to move large congregations himself. His remix and original production slate is stacked for 2012, in addition to his weekly DJ slots. This classical-turned-dance prodigy has got the musical chops and attention to detail so often lacking in EDM. To call JackLNDN a bright, young voice might just be the understatement of the year.
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Main Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
http://www.theslowdown.com/